Dallas Willard writes in The Spirit of the Disciplines: ‘Much of the wisdom and analysis in the book of Proverbs is directed toward wrath, a fundamental and very complex form of evil. “A fool’s wrath is quickly known” (12:16), but “He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding” (14:29). Fear and wrath mingle […]

A first century teaching known as The Didache or The Lord’s Teaching through the Twelve Apostles to the Nations is an anonymous work from the first century, and it is written to teach the basics of the faith. Here we find instruction on giving thanks after celebrating holy communion: “And after you are filled (after […]

On Mondays, I’ll be sharing a quote from Christian history to help us learn and grow by engaging with those Christians who come before us as we sit at a soul table. From his second century A.D. writing Against Heresies, Iraneaus argues, “The powerful Word, and true man, redeeming [ransoming] us by his own blood […]